Ed Du Bois (Edward L. Du Bois, III) is a songwriter, musician, Florida sportsman and a third-generation specialist in the field of security and investigations based in Miami, Florida. He is known by his fans as "The Country's Best Detective" and has been the subject of many books, newspaper, magazine articles and news shows. Ed Du Bois is portrayed by three-time Academy Award nominee, Ed Harris, in the Paramount film titled Pain and Gain (2013) directed by Michael Bay and starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. Du Bois has a cameo role in the film as a Miami-Dade police detective.
Ed Du Bois has written over 100 songs and released two albums (The Islands Cried and Bimini Bay) in 2006. His latest single 'Pain and Gain - Retribution Song' was released on March 1, 2013.